2013C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2013C NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 10
Start date 24 November 2013
End date 2 February 2014
Awards
Drivers' champion De.png Josh Mertz
Constructors' Champion At.png MRT
Privateers' Champion Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein
Great Lakes Motorsports
Manufacturers' Cup Jp.png Mitsubishi
Nations' Cup Us.png United States
Tires' Cup Us.png Hoosier
Endurance Cup De.png Josh Mertz
Chronology
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2013B 2014A

The 2013C NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the sixth season for the NASA RallyCross Challenge presented by Royal Purple. It started on 24 November 2013 with the 6th British Rallycross Grand Prix and ended with the Irwindale Rallycross Grand Prix on 2 February. Dylan Livengood, Revolution Racing, and Mitsubishi will return as the defending Drivers', Constructors', and Manufacturers' Champions.

Background

Coming into the sixth NASA RallyCross season, the leading works teams rosters did not change.

  • Quadruple Works Champions Revolution Racing will retain Triple Drivers' Champion Dylan Livengood and Chris Wetz.
  • Their rivals, the 2012B Works Champions Citroën retain 2012B Drivers' Champion Josh Mertz and his teammate Cody Erdmann.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing moves up to become a works team for Ford with Nick Kahrs and Keith Sherman.
  • Volkswagen also begins their maiden campaign in the Works ranks with the 2012A Drivers' Champion, Brandon Lambert, and Tanner Smith, who drove for the team in the final two races in the 2013B season.

2013C Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross Gb.png Croft, GBR
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Nl.png Valkenwaard, NED
3 Island Rally Us.png Long Island, NY, USA
4 Charlotte RallyCross Us.png Charlotte, NC, USA
5 Talladega RallyCross Us.png Talladega, AL, USA
6 Negus RallyCross Us.png Canon City, CO, USA
7 Riverside Rally Us.png Riverside, CA, USA
8 Bent Twig RallyCross Ca.png Vancouver, CAN
9 St. Eustache RallyCross Ca.png St. Eustache, CAN
10 Irwindale RallyCross Us.png Irwindale, CA, USA

Schedule Changes

  • The rally endurance rounds return from 2012A, due to popular demand. The two rounds will form the inaugural Endurance Cup.
  • Two new circuits arrive this season in Talladega, AL & Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • On 12 December, the Las Vegas Council informed NASA officials that building permits would not be given to NASA to build the track.
  • On the announcement of the LV track being cancelled, NASA officials moved the finale to the Irwindale Speedway.

2013C Drivers and Teams

Entry List

NASA RallyCross Car Works Entries
Manufacturer Constructor Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 RX)
At.png Citroën Total Red Bull World RallyCross Team B MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 De.png Josh Mertz 1-4
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 De.png Cody Erdmann 1-4
At.png Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team B JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 Us.png Jacob Krause 1-4
CRM Red Bull RallyCross Team 84 Us.png Luke Fleming 1-4
Ford
(Ford Focus WRC)
Us.png Mangled Lemons Racing M Purple Power 15 Us.png Keith Sherman 1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Lemon Power 35 Us.png Nick Kahrs All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX)
Us.png Revolution Racing H Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
K1 Revolution Racing 2 Us.png Chris Wetz All
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza WRX STi)
Br.png Delícia Race Team M Monster DC Subaru Team 31 Br.png Douglas Speed 2-3
Puma Subaru Team 41 Br.png Joao Paulo 2-4, 8
At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT B MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 De.png Josh Mertz 5-10
CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 82 De.png Cody Erdmann 5-10
At.png Subaru MRT Junior B JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 83 Us.png Jacob Krause 5-6
PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team De.png Dylan Smith 7-10
CRM Red Bull RallyCross Team 84 Us.png Luke Fleming 5-8
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
De.png VW Monster Energy World Rally Team P Monster Energy Team Lambert 5 Us.png Brandon Lambert All
Monster Energy Team Smith 13 No.png Tanner Smith 1-3
NASA RallyCross Car Privateer Cup Entries
Manufacturer Team Tire Individual Team No. Driver Rounds
Citroën
(Citroën C4 WRC)
(Citroën Xsara)
Us.png Zest Racing M Zest Racing 22 De.png Dylan Smith 6
Us.png Poulin Racing P Poulin Racing 39 Us.png Jake Poulin 3
Ford
(Ford Focus WRC)
Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports M Team Klondike 27 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein All
Us.png Abu Dhabi Ford World Rally Team M Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 34 Us.png Matt Brinson 9
Us.png Smith Racing Stables M Smith Racing Stables 50 Us.png Dudley Smith 6-8
Mitubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Us.png Stanton Racing M Stanton Racing 48 Us.png Jeffrey Stanton 2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
Us.png ATN Autosport P ATN Autosport 08 Us.png Adam Simons 1
NOS Energy Racing 28 Us.png Jake Pipal 3
Us.png DeNise Racing BF Royal Purple RallyCross 10 Us.png Doug DeNise 4-6, 9
Us.png Solstice Racing BF Solstice Racing 7 Us.png Caleb Paul 1-6
Us.png NOS Energy Rally BF NOS Energy Rally 199 Us.png Daniel Bellamy 3
Volkswagen
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC)
Us.png ATN Autosport M ATN Autosport 08 Us.png Adam Simons 7
Br.png Bruno Racing M Castrol Racing 54 Br.png Leonardo Bruno 3

Team and Driver Changes

  • After re-evaluating their RallyCross programme (along with Josh Mertz serving his suspension) Citroën has reinstated their factory teams for 2013C.
  • Luke Fleming terminated the contract for Carolina Motorsports to be the official Works and Semi-Works teams for Subaru.
  • Mangled Lemons Racing became the Ford works team.
  • Volkswagen World Rally Team has accompanied Monster Energy as the new main sponsor for Brandon Lambert & Tanner Smith. With this announcement, they elevate to Works status after winning Semi-Works in 2013B.
  • Luke Fleming and Jacob Krause join the Citroën Junior team after closing Carolina.
  • Mid season, Citroën and MRT parted ways. This resulted in MRT aligning with Subaru for the first time since 2012B.
  • After a string of poor performances and disqualifcations, Jacob Krause was dropped by MRT Junior after Negus. Dylan Smith will return to the team for the remaining races.
  • Tanner Smith was dropped by VW after Negus due to a failure of showing up to race events.

Events

Results

Rd. Race Heat 1 Heat 2 Heat 3 Heat 4 LCQ Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Manu Report
1 Gb.png Croft De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood N/A N/A Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Report
2 Nl.png Valkenswaard Us.png Luke Fleming Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Caleb Paul Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Report
3 Us.png Island Rally Us.png Brandon Lambert De.png Josh Mertz Ca.png Dylan Livengood No.png Tanner Smith Us.png Caleb Paul Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Report
4 Us.png Charlotte Us.png Caleb Paul Us.png Brandon Lambert De.png Josh Mertz N/A Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Report
5 Us.png Talladega De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Josh Mertz Us.png Caleb Paul N/A Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Caleb Paul Us.png Solstice Racing Jp.png Subaru Report
6 Us.png Negus Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Doug DeNise De.png Josh Mertz N/A De.png Dylan Smith De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Report
7 Us.png Riverside De.png Josh Mertz Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Us.png Brandon Lambert N/A De.png Cody Erdmann De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Report
8 Ca.png Bent Twig Us.png Keith Sherman Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein De.png Josh Mertz N/A Us.png Brandon Lambert Us.png Brandon Lambert De.png VW MONSTER WRT De.png Volkswagen Report
9 Ca.png St. Eustache Ca.png Dylan Livengood De.png Cody Erdmann N/A N/A De.png Josh Mertz De.png Josh Mertz At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT Jp.png Subaru Report
10 Us.png Irwindale Us.png Chris Wetz De.png Josh Mertz N/A N/A De.png Dylan Smith Us.png Chris Wetz Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi Report

Championship Standings

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft Ca.png Dylan Livengood 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard 1
Us.png Island Rally 6
Us.png Charlotte 8
Us.png Talladega 10
Us.png Negus 8
Us.png Riverside Ca.png Dylan Livengood
De.png Josh Mertz
Tie
Ca.png Bent Twig Ca.png Dylan Livengood 2
Ca.png St. Eustache De.png Josh Mertz 4
Us.png Irwindale 7

2013C Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 16 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1


Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
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NED
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NEG
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BTW
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 De.png Josh Mertz C MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 5 2 61 7 1 2 5 1 2 160
2 Ca.png Dylan Livengood C Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 153
3 De.png Cody Erdmann C CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 4 3 3 7 3 2 1 6 5 7 141
4 Us.png Brandon Lambert C MONSTER Energy Team Lambert DNS 4 6 4 9 3 4 1 2 6 132
5 Us.png Chris Wetz C K1 Revolution Racing 6 1 8 1 12 5 8 11 3 1 127
6 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein C Team Klondike 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114
7 Us.png Caleb Paul P Solstice Racing DNS 2 4 2 1 11 81
8 Us.png Nick Kahrs C Lemon Power DNS 9 14 8 11 7 10 10 9 8 70
9 Us.png Luke Fleming C CAR Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 6 11 12 5 10 11 9 68
10 Us.png Keith Sherman C Purple Power 8 10 15 8 12 4 10 5 65
11 De.png Dylan Smith C PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 5 6 6 4 57
12 Us.png Doug DeNise P Royal Purple RallyCross 9 6 8 8 9 46
13 Us.png Jacob Krause C JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 7 DSQ 17 10 PO DSQ 29
14 Br.png Joao Paulo C Subaru Puma Team 11 12 11 8 26
15 Us.png Adam Simons P ATN Autosport DNS 3 20
16 No.png Tanner Smith C MONSTER Energy Team Smith DNS DNS 7 18
17 Us.png Dudley Smith P Smith Racing Stables 13 9 12 18
17 Us.png Matt Brinson P Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 7 10
19 Br.png Douglas Speed C MONSTER DC Subaru Team 13 13 8
20 Us.png Jake Pipal P ATN Autosport 9 8
21 Us.png Jake Poulin P Poulin Racing 10 7
22 Ca.png Nick Dawson P Dawson DC Racing 10 7
23 Us.png Jeffrey Stanton P Stanton Racing PO 3
24 Us.png Daniel Bellamy P NOS Energy Rally 16 1
25 Br.png Leonardo Bruno P Castrol Racing 18 0
Pos. Driver Cup Team CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)
Icon Championship
C Constructor
P Privateers

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

  • 1 Car #81 was demoted four places after exceeding track limits four separate times (one position per instance)

2013C Manufacturers' Championship

Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 Jp.png Mitsubishi 1 1 1 1 2 4 7 3 3 1 173
2 Jp.png Subaru 7 2 4 2 1 1 1 5 1 2 170
3 De.png Volkswagen DNS 4 6 4 9 3 3 1 2 6 133
4 Us.png Ford 2 8 5 5 4 7 6 2 7 5 125
5 Fr.png Citroën 3 3 2 6 6 72
Pos. Manufacturer CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 

2013C Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
Nl.png
ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 At.png Red Bull Subaru MRT 81 3 5 2 6 7 1 2 5 1 2 301
82 4 3 3 7 3 2 1 6 5 7
2 Us.png Revolution Racing 1 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 280
2 6 1 8 1 12 5 8 11 3 1
3 De.png VW MONSTER Energy World Rally Team 5 DNS 4 6 4 9 3 4 1 2 6 150
13 DNS DNS 7
4 At.png Subaru MRT Junior 83 7 DSQ 17 10 PO DSQ 5 7 6 4 143
84 5 6 11 12 5 10 11 9
5 Us.png Mangled Lemons Racing 15 8 10 15 8 13 4 10 5 135
35 DNS 9 14 8 11 7 10 10 9 8
6 Br.png Delícia Race Team 31 13 13 34
41 11 12 11 8
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

2013C Privateers' Cup

Pos. Team No. CRO
Gb.png
NED
Nl.png
ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 Us.png Great Lakes Motorsports 27 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114*
2 Us.png Solstice Racing 7 DNS 2 4 2 1 11 81
3 Us.png DeNise Racing 10 9 6 8 8 9 46
4 Us.png ATN Autosport 08 DNS 3 20
5 Us.png Smith Racing Stables 50 12 9 12 18
6 Us.png Zest Racing 22 7 11
7 Us.png Abu Dhabi Ford Racing 34 7 10
8 Us.png ATN Autosport 28 9 8
9 Us.png Poulin Racing 39 10 7
10 Us.png Good Smile Racing 4 10 7
11 Us.png Stanton Racing 48 PO 3
12 Us.png NOS Energy Rally 199 16 1
13 Br.png Bruno Racing 54 18 0
Pos. Team No. CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Heat Win (Extra bonus point)
Italics - LCQ transfer

* Great Lakes Motorsports clinched the 2013C NASA RallyCross Privateers' Cup at the ninth round at St. Eustache.

2013C Nations' Cup

Pos. Nation CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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RVR
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BTW
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CAN
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IRW
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 Pts 
1 Us.png United States 5 1 4 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 172
2 De.png Germany 3 3 2 6 3 1 1 5 1 2 169
3 Ca.png Canada 1 7 1 3 2 4 7 3 4 3 153
4 Nl.png Netherlands 2 8 5 5 4 9 6 2 11 10 114
6 Br.png Brazil 11 12 11 8 22
5 No.png Norway DNS 7 18
Pos. Nation CRO
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NED
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ISR
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CHA
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TAL
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NEG
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BTW
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CAN
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 Pts 

2013C Royal Purple Endurance Cup

Pos. Driver Team ISR
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RVR
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 Pts 
1 De.png Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 2 2 36
2 De.png Cody Erdmann CER Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 1 35
3 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 7 31
4 Us.png Brandon Lambert MONSTER Energy Team Lambert 6 4 26
5 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Team Klondike 5 6 24
6 Us.png Chris Wetz K1 Revolution Racing 8 8 18
7 Us.png Adam Simons ATN Autosport 3 15
8 Us.png Caleb Paul Solstice Racing 4 13
9 Us.png Luke Fleming CAR Red Bull RallyCross Team 11 11 12
10 De.png Dylan Smith PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 5 12
11 No.png Tanner Smith MONSTER Energy Team Smith 7 11
12 Us.png Nick Kahrs Lemon Power 14 10 10
13 Us.png Jake Pipal NOS Energy Racing 9 8
14 Us.png Dudley Smith Smith Racing Stables 10 8
15 Us.png Jake Poulin Poulin Racing 10 7
16 Br.png Joao Paulo Puma Subaru Team 12 5
17 Br.png Douglas Speed MONSTER DC Subaru Team 13 4
18 Us.png Keith Sherman Purple Power 15 2
19 Us.png Daniel Bellamy NOS Energy Rally 16 1
20 Us.png Jacob Krause JKR Red Bull RallyCross Team 17 0
21 Br.png Leonardo Bruno Castrol Racing 18 0
Pos. Driver Team ISR
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RVR
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 Pts